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Feb 13, 2013 4:00am PST
to a piano. >> yeah, yeah. >> reporter: no access because the taliban who was in control for five years banned all religious music. >> if they knew you were listening to the music, they probably would kill you because they did not like music. >> reporter: today the taliban is out of power and 18-year-old yousufi is making up for lost time. he's joined afghanistan's first youth orchestra, which thanks to american funding is on tour in the u.s. >> afghan music is three plus four. >> reporter: we met as they practiced with the maryland youth orchestra. >> how is it to play with american students? >> it's wonderful really. i learn everything from everyone. >> reporter: the orchestra is the brainchild of ahmed sarmast. he fled afghanistan during taliban ruchlt he returned in 2008 with the mission of reviving the arts by opening a music school. it's impossible to have a cultural life when you do not have access to music. >> reporter: why is music so important? >> the power of music is so important for the healing of people. >> reporter: his students are ages 10 to 21. half are orphans o
CBS
Feb 12, 2013 4:00am PST
have to see combat outpost keating to realize how indefensible it was to an attack from these taliban fighters. just 52 american soldiers were down there, plus staff sergeant clint rome show. -- clint romesha. >> we were taking everything from, you know, very precise sniper fire, automatic weapon fire, machine gun positions. we were taking mortar and indirect fire, rpg fire. >> reporter: where was it coming from? >> all 360 degrees around us. just from every eye point. >> reporter: were you taking casualties? >> we had taken casualties from the first barrage of fire that came in and continued to take them throughout the remainder of the fire-fight. >> reporter: a re-creation of the battle shows romache was everywhere that day, running across open ground to reinforce one weak point after another. >> at one point i witnessed three enemy fighters just walk straight through our front gate like they own the place. and to see that, you know, it's just unreal for a second. that's ours, you know. we're not going to let them do that. >> reporter: how close do you think in retrospect you came t
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